In an unprecedented development, the mainstream media is reporting that doctors in New York state are treating coronavirus patients with high doses of vitamin C. The reports, carried on media websites in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries, describe how patients who received vitamin C did “significantly better” than those who didn’t receive it. Building on the successful treatment of coronavirus patients in China with vitamin C, the development comes only days after the publication of Dr. Rath’s Open Letter addressing the people and governments of the world. Summarizing how vitamin C and other micronutrients can help in viral infections, Dr. Rath’s letter has already been read by tens of thousands of people worldwide.
Speaking to the New York Post newspaper, Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist on Long Island, said he now immediately gives his intensive care coronavirus patients 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. This treatment is then repeated three or four times a day. A spokesman for Northwell Health, which runs 23 hospitals and is the largest healthcare provider in New York state, told the New York Post that vitamin C is now being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment at its facilities.
Significantly, Dr. Weber describes how vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients fall dramatically when they suffer sepsis, a life-threatening inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection, and how it therefore makes sense to address this. Weber’s observation mirrors that of Dr. Paul E. Marik, an intensive-care unit physician at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in the United States who we have written about previously, whose use of an intravenous combination of vitamin C, vitamin B1 and the hormone hydrocortisone has shown remarkable results in the treatment of sepsis.
While the mainstream media’s worldwide information block on natural therapies remains largely in place, the publication of this story by some mainstream outlets is a sign that our message about the role of micronutrients in fighting infections is beginning to get through. Given the scientific and clinical evidence supporting vitamin-based approaches, the continued failure by governments to make any significant mention of nutrition in their coronavirus instructions to the public is an outright dereliction of their duty of care.
As Dr. Rath’s Open Letter describes, science-based natural health measures can help people everywhere in the current pandemic. The only reason why such approaches are not yet being widely used is that our healthcare systems are still largely dominated by the influence of the trillion-dollar a year pharmaceutical investment industry, whose business model is built on the production of patented synthetic drugs. The growing popularity of non-patentable safe and effective natural health approaches represents a direct financial threat to this business model.
Ultimately, in order for ‘Health for All’ to be achieved, it is vital that we break down the worldwide information block on natural therapies. Without the existence of such a blockade, the restrictions on our civil rights that have placed entire countries in lockdown, creating unprecedented damage to the global economy, could never have happened. By sharing the scientific facts about natural therapies as widely as possible, millions of lives can be saved. Since the discovery of the first vitamins more than a century ago, there has never been a time when the need to do this was higher or more urgent.